Despite persistent concern from privacy organisations, leading printer companies are still using secret tracking dots that can identify which laser printer printed a document.

The printer companies say the use of the yellow dots - almost invisible to the eye - on each printed page to identify the printer's serial number is part of a US Government-sponsored effort to deter counterfeiters, but organisations such as privacy watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation fear sinister uses of the technology.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Australian IT

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